Chou Tzu-yu (born June 14, 1999), professionally known by the mononym Tzuyu, is a Taiwanese singer based in South Korea and a member of the K-pop girl group Twice, under JYP Entertainment.
Chou Tzu-yu was born in Tainan, Taiwan, on June 14, 1999 to parents of self-made entrepreneurs. In 2012, she was discovered by talent scouts at the MUSE Performing Arts Workshop in Tainan, and moved to South Korea on November 15 that year to start her training. After more than two years of training, she appeared on the South Korean reality show Sixteen in 2015, during which she was chosen as one of the nine members of the new girl band Twice. The group made its debut in October 2015. According to a Gallup Korea survey, she was the third most popular idol among young South Koreans in 2016, behind Taeyeon and IU.
Tzuyu is currently attending Hanlim Multi Art School after passing her exam at Tainan Municipal Fusing Junior High School to certify her middle school education in 2016.
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